Hurricane Nate makes second landfall slamming into the Gulf Coast leaving thousands without power and bringing up to 11-feet of flooding

Sunday, October 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

Hurricane Nate made its second landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday night after missing New Orelans
It brought at least 10 inches of rain to the region and may trigger flash flooding and storm surges of up to 9ft
The hurricane warning for New Orleans had been changed to a tropical storm warning
Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu lifted a curfew on Saturday night
Though it appears the city has been spared the worst, it could still face wind gusts as high as 55mph
The city erected flood gates on Saturday in anticipation of the storm as thundered through the Gulf of Mexico
Hurricane warnings and evacuation orders are in place along the Gulf Coast in anticipation of the storm
Evacuation shelters are being prepares in Mississippi and experts fear the storm may trigger tornadoes
Nate strengthened from a Tropical Storm to a Category 1 hurricane on Friday afternoon
Water from the Mississippi River may rise to 11ft as a result of the storm

By Ariel Zilber and Jennifer Smith
8 October 2017

Hurricane Nate made its second landfall near Biloxi late Saturday as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and flooding.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm surge along the Mississippi coast could reach 11 feet, according to

On social media, people posted photos of flooding in Biloxi and other locations along the Gulf Coast.

Widespread power outages were also reported throughout the coastal regions of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and the Florida panhandle.

The center of the storm will move across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley and central Appalachian Mountains through Monday.

Earlier Saturday, Nate passed to the east of New Orleans, sparing the city its most ferocious winds and storm surge.

And its quick speed lessened the likelihood of prolonged rain that would tax the city’s weakened drainage pump system.

The city famous for all-night partying was placed under a curfew, effective at 7 p.m., but the mayor lifted it when it appeared the storm would pass by and cause little problems for the city.

Still, the streets were not nearly as crowded as they typically are on a Saturday night and Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked people to shelter in place.

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